Blog Posts - Property Taxes

Living In Maine, Small Rural Town Decision Making.

Common sense and being forward thinking are two skills true dyed in the wool Mainers possess in great supply. Small Maine towns survive if resistance to change is removed, if creative brainstorming is done. To figure out what do we do now? Way way be...
by MeInMaine Blog on Aug 20, 2016

Chicago Police Department Manpower Shortage Latest

“Chicago readers take note: The ‘thin blue line’ that exists in the Windy City will likely remain that way for the foreseeable future. Carry on accordingly.” –Survival And Prosperity, October 3, 2011 With the help of the popular Chicago...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 26, 2016

City Of Chicago’s Total Unfunded Liabilities Grew To Nearly $24 Billion In 2015

It’s been a while since I last blogged about the Illinois Policy Institute, a Chicago-based non-partisan research organization “generating public policy solutions aimed at promoting personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois.” Yet earlier this...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 14, 2016

Signs Of The Time, Part 108

After blogging back on June 21 about the next round of property tax bills due to hit Cook County, Illinois, residents’ mailboxes in the coming days, I told my girlfriend to pay attention to the local mainstream news outlets as there would be no sho...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 6, 2016

Cook County, Illinois, Faces $174 Million Shortfall

From the Cook County, Illinois, website (under “News) last Thursday: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary forecast for the County’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget, signaling that difficult financial choices are on...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 5, 2016

More Financial Pain For Many Chicago Homeowners In The Coming Days

by Survival And Prosperity on Jun 21, 2016

EDMC to roll back order on increase in property taxes : HT

7.6.16Having received flak over increased property tax rates in its area from residents and traders alike, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) now wants to roll back the implementation of the recommendations of the third Municipal Valuation C...
by RWA Bhagidari blog on Jun 8, 2016

Financing Energy Efficient Property Improvements via the HERO Program (aka PACE)

The clue to how these programs work when purchasing qualifying energy efficient improvements is in the name:  Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).  These particular programs are NOT loans or leases, they are County-approved financing prog...

Blog Post Topics On Other Maine Subjects…

Conversation starters are usually caused by comparing notes eating at local Maine diners. Elbow to elbow with the pass the black pepper please courtesy exchange. Not just creating. sharing idle chatter filling the time about the Maine weather either.
by MeInMaine Blog on Jan 18, 2016

SP Intel Report- November 11, 2015

Chicagoland Moody’s Predicts Chicago’s Unfunded Pension Liabilities Could Grow For At Least Another Decade Regrettably, the City of Chicago’s pension crisis is far from being resolved. From a press release out of Moody’s Global Credit Researc...
by Survival And Prosperity on Nov 12, 2015

Alexandria 2015 Second Half Real Estate Taxes and Refuse Fees due November 16

The City of Alexandria, Virginia wants to remind property owners that second half 2015 real estate tax and refuse fee payments are due Monday, November 16.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 27, 2015

Chicago Falling To Fourth-Largest U.S. City?

Really not surprised to read of the following. Jon Herskovitz reported on Sunday: Within eight to 10 years, Houston is forecast by demographers in the two states to pass Chicago, which has seen its population decline for years, as the thi...
by Survival And Prosperity on Sep 14, 2015

Analysts: Massive Chicago Property Tax Hike Just The Beginning

“And if Chicagoans think this major tax increase is some sort of one-off, well, I know of a certain bridge for sale out east.” –Survival And Prosperity, September 3, 2015 Chicago readers of this blog have been warned the last couple of year...
by Survival And Prosperity on Sep 9, 2015

Chicago’s Financial Reckoning Day Has Arrived

Chicago readers of Survival And Prosperity were warned that the City of Chicago’s poor financial health would result in a sustained hunt for much more revenue (new and higher fees/fines/taxes) for the foreseeable future. The warnings were constant,...
by Survival And Prosperity on Sep 3, 2015

Chicago Property Taxes Hiked As School Budget Passed

There are so many new and increased fees, fines, and taxes being proposed and implemented around the Chicagoland area these days, it’s hard to keep track of all of them. But here’s one Chicago tax hike that’s just been approved that’s making...
by Survival And Prosperity on Aug 27, 2015

My Thoughts On Chicago’s Financial Crisis

I know I’ve been blogging a lot about Chicago/Cook County/Illinois lately. Which should come as no surprise to regular Survival And Prosperity readers considering I’ve talked about how I was born on the West Side, was raised around that area, and...
by Survival And Prosperity on Aug 21, 2015

Chicago Taxpayers To Be Hit With Property Tax Hike, Garbage Collection Fee?

Chicagoans- think all the recent talk of new/higher fees, fines, and taxes is garbage? You’re right, in a way. I just finished reading some material from Chicago Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman over on that paper’s website. Chicago tax...
by Survival And Prosperity on Aug 21, 2015

Exit Of Illinois Businesses Picking Up Steam?

Illinois companies are leaving the state for more business-friendly environments. A tale I come across on a regular basis these days, despite all the sustained propaganda to the contrary. Marissa Bailey reported on the CBS 2 (Chicago) website Monday...
by Survival And Prosperity on Aug 18, 2015

Chicago Public Schools Budget: Property Taxes Hiked To The Max

“Property tax hikes.” Something Chicagoans better get used to hearing in the coming years. Hal Dardick, Heather Gillers, and Juan Perez, Jr., reported on the Chicago Tribune website last night: Chicago Public Schools unveiled a budget Monday mean...
by Survival And Prosperity on Aug 11, 2015

Chicago Requires $754 Million In New Revenue, Cuts To Balance Books

For a couple of years now, regular readers of Survival And Prosperity have witnessed me blog about higher fees/fines/taxes and reduced government services as Chicago’s financial reckoning day draws closer. I fear the pace of all this is about to pi...
by Survival And Prosperity on Aug 3, 2015

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